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Vista Transition Going Well
AMD provided us with some interesting information on their current ATI Catalyst Vista driver, its future and how the number of times it has been downloaded simply blew my mind!
A new lower priced 8800
Today NVIDIA is announcing the availability of the new GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB graphics card -- the same GPU we have seen in the existing 8800 GTS with half the memory and a lower price. Is it worth the money to drop half of your on-board buffer??
XFX's Overclocked 8800 GTX
XFX has taken the already impressive 8800 GTX GPU and overclocked it to sell as their coveted XXX Edition! No porn, but plenty of blazing fast gaming is to be seen!
NVIDIA Speaks Out About Vista Support
NVIDIA has been catching a lot of flack for their minimal driver support under the newly released Windows Vista OS. We sat down with the VP of Software Engineering to get some insight on what is causing the delays and what you can expect for future driver revisions.
Windows Vista is officially unveiled to the consumer today and we wanted to get some information for our readers on gaming performance in the new OS. Should enthusiast gamers start looking for a new copy of Vista or hold off for some more driver development?
AMD has announced a new product that will officially bring cable-based digital TV to your PC.
The BFG 8800 GTS Card
BFG's 8800 GTS model doesn't stray from the reference design much, but that isn't a bad thing as we see in our performance tests of a single card and SLI configuration.
Introduction to Ray Tracing
Guest author Daniel Pohl shares with us his insight into using raytracing for game rendering and how the increasing power of multi-core processors are helping bring it to a reality.
Imagine playing a computer game in the quality seen in the movies of the 'Lord of the Rings'-series; absolute realistic lighting, details like in real life, believable skins and much more.
Introduction and 8800 GTX Review
We finally had a pair of GeForce 8800 GTX cards sitting here long enough to get some SLI testing done; and we think you'll be impressed by the results!
PureVideo HD Introduction
NVIDIA's PureVideo HD technology attempts to take most of the guess work out of building an HD-DVD and Blu-ray ready system for your home theater or desktop, while offering great playback performance as well.
Xbox 360 HD-DVD Player
Microsoft released their external HD-DVD drive for the Xbox 360 this week with a hidden surprise: it works on your PC!
What G80 Brings
NVIDIA is launching the worlds first DX10 ready hardware today with the first unified architecture. Not only did they get it right, they wiped the floor with the competition!
Introduction and X1650 XT Specs
ATI's new X1650 XT attempts to one up NVIDIA in the $150 price point of graphics cards after their success with the X1950 Pro card earlier in the month. Does it compete with the popular GeForce 7600 GT?
Mainstream Battle Ground
ATI's latest GPU is the X1950 Pro that comes in to the $200 price segment swinging a hammer; a very big hammer. CrossFire gets an update as well with internal connectors and no more master or slave cards!
What is Folding@Home?
ATI and Stanford are bringing massive Folding@Home power to your ATI X1900 and X1950 GPUs; oh and the Sony Playstation 3 as well.
The $299 Battle Royale
NVIDIA is releasing the GeForce 7950 GT it announced last week today; a new sub-$300 card with 7900-features. We have retail cards from both XFX and BFG to show you today that you might just decide deserve a spot in your system.
Two New GPUs
NVIDIA is releasing a new mid-range GPU today dubbed the 7900 GS. This XFX model is slightly overclocked, and is easily the best card for around $200 we have ever seen!
R580+: Higher Clocks and GDDR4
ATI's answer to the gaining popularity of the multi-GPU GeForce 7950 GX2 is the X1950 XTX -- still a single GPU card but one that performs amazingly close to NVIDIA's flagship part.
Quad SLI Introduction
NVIDIA has readied Quad SLI for the enthusiast, opening it up for official support in their latest driver release. Does quadrupling your gaming power make sense though?
AGEIA PhysX Technology
Asus has the second PhysX PPU card on the market, but this one gives you a full copy of Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter to go along with it. Does that change anything for your $250??